Phishing cases reported during the current emergency Best practices to defend against phishing Authentications: what they are and what they are used for In summary Why are abuse attempts on the rise? Because, at the moment, the recipients are more vulnerable. Let's look at the steps companies can take and the benefits of DKIM, DMARC and, in the future, BIMI. Cybercriminals are always trying to exploit difficult times to pass on their frauds , whether phishing , scams , or other types of abuse. The weeks we have experienced are indeed no exception. What is the basis of this "momentum" of cybercriminals? They hope that the inbound filter will loosen over these weeks,
which is an unfounded assumption, and that recipients will become more vulnerable and inclined to interact with communications in their inbox. This second hypothesis is indeed justified, as our previous blog post shows. There, we reported how Image Masking Service March open rates and clicks were significantly higher than averages for the rest of the year. We have always been at the forefront of combating all manner of email abuse by adding to the discussion and doing everything in our power to prevent the spread of fraudulent communications.
Today we want to give you a better idea of what phishing attempts look like, as well as some pointers on how to fight cybercrime . MailUp has built strong, global relationships with ISPs and blacklists over the years. We all constantly share information on policies, practices and issues. Anyone wishing to help MailUp provide a better service or collaborate is welcome. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org . Phishing cases reported during the current emergency We have become aware of numerous abuse attempts, even if they did not affect the MailUp infrastructure. These can be grouped into two macro categories :